Covid Secure Procedures for Fellows

Please download the Procedures for Fellows information sheet in pdf format.


Bronze Group Membership

Warden, Sub-Warden, Dean, Bursar, Home Bursar, Senior Tutor, Tutor for Graduates, Fellow for Welfare, SCR Steward, Chaplain, Tutor Bio-sciences, New College School Headmaster


Booking a Test

Please visit the University Covid Testing Pages.

Teaching remotely

Useful links

Centre for Teaching and Learning - remote working advice

IT Support

The IT Office

The new college IT office is fully operational and the team can help you with remote problems, equipment and associated issues.  Please use the usual email address to report problems rather than contacting individuals.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams should be used as much as possible for video conferencing, it is the recommended solution by the University.  You can download our best practice guide which shows you how to get the most out of the software for tutorial purposes

IT Services Help pages

Microsoft pages

Canvas and Weblearn

Canvas is the virtual learning environment (VLE) that will replace WebLearn for teaching and learning.  Please consult the  list of programmes and courses that have been migrated to Canvas. If you are unsure where your course material is located, then please contact your departmental administrator.

There are some tips and videos on how to use Canvas and it's many tutorial functions

Weblearn is being phased out but is still in use for a small number of courses.

University IT Services

Central IT have a many pages to guide you through working from home:

The team at Oxford IT Services has also compiled a useful page of links.

The University has created a page of resources to support those working from home.

Linked in Learning - Training 

You will find an abundance of resources on the Linked in Learning pages - LinkedIn Learning pages for everything from remote working, teams videos, Office365 and help guides, use your SSO to login.

New College Library

New College Library is open, for selected services, seven days a week.  From 19 April 2021, we are open 8 am till 10 pm (during term time).

  8.00 am till 10.00 pm
Browse & Borrow Yes
Click & Collect Yes
Returns Yes
Printing Yes


We have adapted our book borrowing services to enable New College members to select and to borrow the physical library resources they need from New College Library using our ‘Browse & Borrow’ and ‘Click & Collect’ services, as well as via Postal Loans:

Browse & Borrow: 8 am till 10 pm
Click & Collect: 8 am till 10 pm

We have adapted our book returns service to enable New College members to return their loans (books, CDs, DVDs, music scores) within an environment prepared in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions:

Returns: 8 am till 10 pm

  • Study spaces

We have reconfigured our physical spaces and rearranged routes through the Library to provide New College members with reader seats and study space that conform with social distancing.  There is no longer a requirement to book your seat in advance of coming to the Library—we have removed our ‘Stay & Study’ booking system arrangements, as we return towards more normal opening.  You simply turn up at the Library and find yourself a seat. 

Study spaces: Available 8 am till 10 pm

  • Break Passes

Seats are currently still limited in the Library, to accord with social distancing measures, so we provide ‘Break Passes’ in the Library.  If you are stepping away from your desk for more than a few minutes, then you should use a Break Pass, otherwise your belongings may be moved to make way for another reader.  All you need to do is to write in the start time of your break, then leave the Break Pass on the desk.  Busing a Break Pass will allow you to step away from your desk for up to 45 minutes.  If you have not returned within 45 minutes of the start of your break, belongings will be removed from the desk to make way for another reader.


To facilitate remote studying during the pandemic, we also provide:

Requests may be placed 24/7.

You are welcome to contact the Librarian ( if you need any assistance or advice.  We encourage you to make book purchase requests for items not held in the Library or where additional copies of texts are required.  Provide the Librarian with your tutorial reading list requirements, and let him know which books will be the most important for your students.  We are able to acquire some e-books as well.  Please also encourage your students to access the unparalleled academic e-resources available to them.